BCA has become the first member of the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) to sign up to the Drive My Career initiative, which was launched by the National Franchised Dealers’ Association (NFDA) last year.
Drive My Career is a unique initiative aimed at helping automotive employers connect with young people looking to start their professional careers.
It is a web-based platform which promotes exciting career opportunities available in the automotive industry, attracts young people and redirects them to automotive online career portals.
Candidates use the website where they enter their postcode and see all the automotive groups that operate in their local area. By clicking on the logo of any of the groups appearing on the finder map, they will be redirected to the career page of the selected group. There, they will be able to apply for the preferred vacancy.
Stuart Pearson, chief operating officer of BCA’s UK remarketing operation, said: ‘We are very excited to be the first remarketing company involved in this project. There is a wide choice of great career opportunities with BCA in different areas of our business and we are committed to attracting and developing the best new talent with the potential to become future business leaders.’
Sue Robinson, NFDA director, said: ‘It is positive to see that BCA has seen the value in Drive My Career and has signed up to help promote the career opportunities available in the automotive sector.
‘Despite all the different, exciting career paths the industry offers, the automotive industry can lose many talented young people due to the lack of information about the range of roles available and the potential for career development.
‘With Drive My Career, the whole industry has come together in a unique way and one that will enable businesses to connect with the workforce of the future.’